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Thanks for the feedback and i will start applying it immediately. I think though that it will undoubtedly take time for her to get accustomed to regarding me in this light. So, in the meantime if she does steal something like lets say undergarments, and I see her chewing it up what i should do is just express as far as possible a field of confidence and just come up to her and take it even if she starts to aggressively grows and snap? What if she actually does bite me though… like breaking through skin... because that would be unacceptable and I wouldn't know what to do and probably back off...

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Hello guys.
My basenji lucky is about 1.5 years old and for the past few months or so, we have been seeing very alarming behavior in her. She is quite a great loving gentle dog most of the time but she is quite misbehaved. She loves to steal stuff like food off the table, clothes, personal stuff. We punish her after we see her stealing and take it away. I must also mention that she listens mostly only to my dad because he was much stricter with her from the begging in punishment. So, past few months, whats been happening is after she steal something, I come up to her, in a serious loud tone say no, bad dog, and stuff like that. Than i sit down next to her and when a few months ago, i could just pull the object from her mouth, now she start growling. I know that you arnt supposed to show weakness and back off but if i start reaching for her mouth, she growls louder and starts snapping. She gets this very scary scowl and its obvious that if I come closer at that moment, she will bite me for real. This is the same for me, my sister, and mom but when my dad comes over, she goes onto her back, raises her paws up in submission and lets go. I am very scared about what this is turning into so please help me out with some advice!

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Is it OK for puppy's when they get exited to start nipping at peoples hands? Is this normal or aggression? Any suggestions on stopping this or punishing it?

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OK! Thanks guys! I learned a lot and will use all of your suggestions.

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so i am noticing that basenji puppy's are not very good at following the set rules. I'm not even sure if she knows what she can or cannot do. I of course know that physical punishment is prohibited and i have been trying to correct behaviors with loud and strict commands like off, no, " fu" which in Russian is the same as drop it, and leave it. When she gets on the couch for example i will loudly and very strictly say off and take her off the couch. However, in a few seconds she will get on again. Please help me and give suggestions.

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thank you! can anybody recommend some good training treats for basenjis? I got bil jacks and she doesn't like them

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Im having a hard time getting my puppy to understand her name - lucky. Im am getting a tiny bit frustrated because we have had for for about 5 days. Please reply with some easy suggestions and pointers on how to get your puppy to quickly learn her name. Thanks!

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I would do that but the rooms in my house that she is staying in are archways and only the bedrooms and bathrooms have doors. However, she likes her create! that's whats confusing. She will go in, lay down, sleep, chew a bone, and sometimes when we leave she is quite. Its only at night when we let her out for her last potty break at 12:30 and in the morning for her first at 5:00

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Chealsie, can you suggest a vet near me? Some towns surrounding me are wayland, natick, sudbery, framingham, etc…

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Hello all! I am in the process of scheduling a vet appointments. If any one lives near Wayland MA, please post your recommendations. Also, i'm open to the knowledge of what to expect, bring, and ask. Thanks!


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